Avolta Jr - Brazil By Mellow Groove!.mp3
Avolta Jr - Brazil By Mellow Groove!
10/10/2006 (16.93 MB)
This podcast features some great tracks with one thing in common - mellow grooves! Antonio Adolfo & Brazuca's Festival sound contributes Claudia and sets the tone for some great 60s funky mellowness. Joao Donato joined Bossa Rio for their tour of japan in 69 and this is a great version of Bad Company's Come And Get It. Brasilia Modern Six stay with the intertnational cover theme and a hip version of Bacharach & David's Say A Little Prayer. Doris Monteiro covers paulo Diniz's first nordestino groove hit and the great Ed Lincoln comes up with his blues swing (Balanco Azul). Legendary chanteuse Elis Regina recorded A Time For Love in London with Scott Walker's Arranger Reg Knight. Studio session group Formula 7 bring in Simplesmente and army funksters Fuzi 9 come up trumps with their weird Hebrew sounding Haiakaiam! Italian based percussion legend Mandrake has a cool version Jobim's Estrada do Sol and Pedrinho Mattar is joined by the wonderful Tita on her Nirvana. Durval Ferreira / Orlandivo side project As Quentes do Patropi cover Jorge Ben & Toquinho's Que Maravilha whilst Osmar Milito backing group Quarteto Forma 7" rarity A Ilha is followed by Raul de Souza's laconic funk version of Herbie Hancock's Seminal Cantaloupe Island - Brasil by Mellow Groove! 1. Claudia - Antonio Adolfo e a brazuca 2. Come And Get It - Bossa Rio 3. I Say a Little Prayer - Brasilia Modern Six 4. Brasil, Brasa, Braseiro - Doris Monteiro 5. Balanco Azul - Ed Lincoln 6. A Time For Love - Elis Regina 7. Simplesmente - Formula 7 8. Haiakaiam - Fuzi 9 9. Estrada do Sol - Mandrake Som 10. Sambachiana - Os Tres Morais 11. Pedrinho Mattar (feat.Tita) - Nirvana 12. Que Maravilha - As Quentes do Patropi 13. A Ilha - Quarteto Forma 14. Cantaloupe Island - Raulzinho & Impacto 8
Avolta Jr - Brazil By Azymuth!.mp3
Avolta Jr - Brazil By Azymuth!
9/26/2006 (18.12 MB)
Azymuth (or Azimuth as they are sometimes called) must be the most recorded backing band in history. Forget Steve Cropper and those memphis guys - Bertrami and co have played on hundreds and hundreds of singles and albums and this show just scratches the surface of some of the immense musical talent possessed by this trio! The group took their name from a track recorded for the TV Globo novela Veu de Noiva which featured formula 1 as a backdrop. At that time the group were using the name Apolo IV and the track was called Azimuth. Soon after when Marcos Valle composed the soundtrack to a documnetary on the life of Emerson Fittipaldi Valle under contract to Odeon called in the Apolo IV and the album was made under the Azimuth name. After some problems with the US band of the same name the spelling became Azymuth. the group operated under various guises and formats before becoming the trio known today - Os Tatuis, The Youngsters, Projecto III, Ze Roberto Trio, are just some of those. All the tracks here feature either the full band or the nucleus of Bertrami and at least one member of the trio. Brasil by Azymuth! 1. Azimuth - Azimuth (O Fabuloso Fittipaldi) 2. Melo da Cuica - Azymuth 3. Voo Sobre o Horizonte - Azimuth 4. Azymuth - Jazz Carnival 5. A Bossa do Ze ROberto - Os Tatuis 6. Quem Vem La - Edgar e os Tatuis 7. Arabian Things - Projecto III 8. Na SOmbre de Uma Arvore - Hyldon 9. Estrada Errada - Hyldon 10. Roda MUndo - Ana Mazzotti 11. Mundo Cao - Erasmo Carlos 12. Diamante Cor de Rosa - Jose Roberto e Seu Conjunto 13. Azimuth - Marcos Valle
Avolta Jr - The Great Arrangers Part.mp3
Avolta Jr - The Great Arrangers Part 1!
9/19/2006 (22.96 MB)
Despite its many innovations Brazilian music was for many years a very traditional business and long after the Beatles and Rollings Stones had made writing and arranging your own songs de rigeur, Brazilian labels still used maestros to arrange almost all their artists, even those with their own arranging skills like Edu Lobo and Joao Donato were made to use in house arrangers. Some of those arrangers however, transcended the humdrum and created fantastic and innovative arrangements for their recording sessions. In this show we find Moacir Santos, the self taught genius who ghost wrote for Lalo Schifrin (Coisa No 5 is Mission Impossible - listen!), jazz player J.T Mereilles, here arranging a trad samba, Mario Castro Neves' great pop bossa vocals arrangements, serious composer Rogerio Duprat mixing erudite with fuzz box guitars, paulista trumpeter Carlos Piper doing foreign pop hits, Erlon Chaves, another trumpeter who gave up serious jazz for the glamour of the TV pop world, Orlando Silveira, arranger for Marcos Valle amongst others, Jose Bertrami founder of Azymuth and one of the most prolific arrangers in Brazil, the awesome Hareton Salvanini doing pornochancadas soundtracks, (nowadays jingles in Sao Paulo), Tamba Trio's Luiz Eca creating legendary arrangements in a single weekend for Milton Nascimento's first LP in 67, jazzer Antonio Adolfo sidetracking and helping to create samba jazz fusion, organist Ed Lincoln, not normally though of as an arranger, but who certainly is, and finally the genius of Joao Donato, creating complex polyrhythms from simple building blocks. These are just some of the Great Arrangers of Brazil! 1. Moacir Santos - Coisa No 5 Nana 2. Mereilles e Sua Orquestra - Tristeza Pe No Chao 3. Mario Castro Neves & Samba S.A. - Vem Balancar 4. Gal Costa (arr. Rogerio Duprat) - Se Voce Pensa 5. Erlon Chaves e Banda Veneno - Shirley Sexy / Sex Appeal 6. (S.O.S) Som Orland Silveira - Quasars 7. Jose Roberto e Seu Conjunto - Mon Ami 8. Hareton Salvanini - Saint Tropez 9. Milton Nasciemento (arr. Luiz Eca) - Tres Pontas 10. Antonio Adolfo & Brazuca - Quebra Cabeca 11. De Savoya Combo (Ed Lincoln) - Fittipaldi 12. Wilson das Neves (arr. Joao Donato) - Os Caras Querem
Avolta Jr - Brazil By Sambalanco!.mp3
Avolta Jr - Brazil By Sambalanco!
9/19/2006 (24.41 MB)
When bossa nova exploded onto the brasilian music scene in 1958 many artist were caught unaware. the laid back style of Joao Gilberto was ok for after hours listening they argued but what about in the boites, the nightclubs? Afro cuban music and reco-reco samba for tourists for big on the agenda in the nightclubs like Drink run by the infamous gangster pianist Djalma Ferreira. Groups were led by a charismatic leader and usually featured some singers or crooners as they were called who would take turns to excite the dancers. Wilson Simonal, Silvio Cesar were amongst these. The bands usually were made up of the hottest young players who would shale up the after hours with jazzy jam sessions. Some like Joao Donato found so little work with the modern sound he had that they left for europe or the USA. Back in Rio, an unknown jazz bassist called Ed Lincoln was called to Drink one night when Djalma Ferreira had been shot over a gambling debt. Lincoln was sat down in front of the Hammond organ (one of the few in the country) and told to play a set. The rest is history. Ed lincoln and his cohorts, Durval Ferreira (no relation) Orlann Divo, Silvio Cezar, Celso Murilo and others began to mix the new bossa beat with the upbeat swing of old school samba and american rhythm and blues. Many establsihed artists passed through the genre before becoming more traiotnally bossa - Doris Monteiro, Isaura Garcia, Alaide Costa, amongst others. The bands played through the 60s and evolved into first the discotheque covers bands then into the fully fledged Black Rio movement by the early 70s. It was actually Carlos Lyra one of the earliest bossa nova stylists that got fed up with the name and coined the term sambalanco for this hotter music - he even trademarked the name, but Hammond led dance bands everywhere co-opted the name for the new brazilian swing...Brazil by Sambalanco! 1.Balanco do Mar - Luiz Henrique 2. Lobo Bobo - Alaide Costa 3. Volta Por Cima - Doris Monteiro 4. Lamento da Lavadeira - Conjunto Bembossa 5. Amanha Eu Vou - Ed Lincoln 6. Moejo Dela - Jota Junior e Seu Conjunto 7. Telefone - Miguel Angel 8. Pior Pra Mim - Primo 7 9. Samba Toff - Renato Perez 10. Lecon do Baion - Ed Lincoln 11. Eu e o Rio - Walter Wanderly 12. Olhou Pra Mim - Wilson Simonal 13. Por Causa de Voce - Ze Maria feat Jorge Ben 14. Na Baixo do Sapateiro - Juaraz Santana 15. Zelao - Celso Murilo
Avolta Jr - Brazil Classic Samba Sou.mp3
Avolta Jr - Brazil Classic Samba Soul!
9/11/2006 (16.07 MB)
More classic samba soul from the 70s! Pre-bossa star Elizete Cardoso hit the spot with the killer cut about drinking cachaca come what may, Jorge Ben style Bebeto's anthemic A Beleza e Voce Menina, and rare samba rock duo Tony & Frankye kick off. The always awesome Luiz Vagner joins in with Nega Veia, followed by Samba da Uniao by Os Novoso Crioulos. Joao Donato arranged the ultimate version of Erasmo Carlos' Coqueiro Verde, only issued on a 45 in holland! A Tim Maia singing in english classic from a very 70s indie LP, Trio Mocoto with horns recorded at Wembley England! and Copa 7 lifting the dust are finished off by Johnny Alf in 70s funky afro mood with Oxum and the Artur Verocai arranged tribute to Mohammad Ali by Jorge Ben. Enjoy Brasil Classic Samba Soul! 1. ELizete Cardoso - Eu Bebeo Sim 2. Bebeto - A Beleza e Voce Menina 3. Tony & Frankye - Vou Procurar o Meu Lugar 4. Luiz Vagner - Nega Veia 5. Novos Crioulos - Samba da Uniao 6. Tim Maia - People 7. Trio Mocoto - Sossega Malandro 8. Copa 7 - Levanta Poeira 9. Johnny Alf - Oxum 10. Jorge Ben - Cassius Marcelus Clay
Avolta Jr - Brazil Guitars!.mp3
Avolta Jr - Brazil Guitars!
8/17/2006 (18.20 MB)
This show has a link of sorts - showcasing some of the key guitarists to have influenced brazilian popular music in the last 40 years or so! Baden Powell a child prodigy named after the british founder of scouts was one of our most extraordinary guitar maestros - his album of seminal afro sambas with vinicius de moraes is legendary - here he is with the much covered Canto de Ossanha. Durval Ferreira covers the Streisand standard People, Rosinha de Valenca covers Sergio Mendes' classic Zanzibar. Luis Vagner emerged from the southern brazilian 60s rock scene to massively influence samba soul in the 70s with his amazing guitar groove (even Jorge Ben wrote a dedication to him called Luiz Vagner Guitarreiro!). Since the late 40s Luiz Bonfa's amazing technique wowed audiences all over the world. Here's a rare cut with him singing too. Os Mutantes were amongst the first to bring the evils of electric guitars into the snobbish world of bossa nova - thanks god they did! Os Cinco Pados show the huge influence on samba jazz of the blue note artists with a cover of a Kenny Burrell blues. Maestro Waltel Branco was first and foremost a classical guitarist but here funks up a 1920s brasilian standard. Agustin Peyrera Lucena may be argentinean but he plays almost exclusively brasilian music so no apologies for his inclusion! Likewise Brazilian -born Jayme Marques lived and worked in Spain where he recorded some heavy club albums. Another Argentine ex-pat Don Beto shows his latin rock chops with Chico Batera on Joao Bosco's heavy Tiro de Misericordia, and finally where we would be without the genius of Lanny Gordin? Here providing his unique fuzz sound to Gal's version of Caetano's Lost in the Paradise... Brazil Guitars! 1. Baden Powell & VInicius de Moraes - Canto de Ossanha 2. As Quentes do Patropi (Durval Ferreira) - People 3. Rosinha de Valenca - Zanzibar 4. Luis Vagner - Tesourao 5. Luiz Bonfa - Chorou Chorou 6. Os Mutantes - Bat Macumba 7. Os Cinco Pados - Chantilli Con Carne 8. Heraldo e Seu Conjunto - Batida Diferente 9. Waltel Branco - Luar Sertao 10. Agustin Peyrera Lucena - La Rana (The Frog) 11. Jayme Marques - Berimbau 12. Chico Batera & Don Beto - Tiro de Misercordia 13. Gal Costa - Lost in the Paradise
Avolta Jr - Brazil By Jorge Ben!.mp3
Avolta Jr - Brazil By Jorge Ben!
6/16/2006 (18.20 MB)
Jorge Ben - what can you say? The man mixed roots samba with bossa jazz and American R&B and the first song he wrote (Mas Que Nada) became one of the world's most covered songs. Some may say that he is formulaiac - but hey, if you like the formula that's great! The show however, is little off the track in that here we have all cover versions of Jorge's classics. Brasil By Jorge Ben! 1. Luiz Henrique - Mas Que Nada 2. Luiz Eca & La Familia Sagrada -Pais Tropical 3. Wilson das Neves - Zazueira 4. Os Mutantes - She's My Shoo Shoo (Minha Menina) 5. Portinho - Que Pena 6. WIlson Simonal - Pais Tropical (Italian version) 7. Meireles e Sua Orquestra - Cosa Nostra 8. Wilson Simonal - Cuidado Com O Bulldog 9. Som Tres - Take It Easy My Brother Charlie 10. Trio Mocoto - Aleluia Aleluia (e Tem Mais) 11. Trio Mocoto - De Trio Mocoto a Jorge Ben
Avolta Jr - Brazil By Orlandivo!.mp3
Avolta Jr - Brazil By Orlandivo!
6/16/2006 (18.20 MB)
Classic sambalanco on this show - dedicated to Orlann Divo (aka Orlandivo, aka D'Orlann) master percussionist and songwriter, a rare combination I'm sure you'll agree! Whilst the Zona Sul kids in RIo were following the uber laid back Joao GIlberto, Orlann Divo, Rubens Bassini, Ed Lincoln, Wilson Simonal, Silvio Cesar and others from the less fashionable Zona Norte were carving out a mixture of heavy Afro Cuban, jazz and samba with a unique dancefloor 'suingue' - sambalanco! Orlann these days has got some recognition but for nearly 40 years his albums remained out of print super rarities. Even those that have come across his work on comps or reissues may be unaware of the huge influence Orlann had on Jorge Ben. Orlann told me that one evening around 1962 when he's just finished recording his first album for Musidisc, he was playing in the Beco das Garrafas in Copacabana when someone told him there was a 16 year old kid outside who wanted to show him a new song he'd written. Orlann went outside (the kid was too young to get in the bar!) and sure enought there was a young guy singing in a kind of imitation of Orlann's trademark nasal affectation complete with slurred consonants - 'voxe' instead of 'voce'. Orlann said the song was amazing and the kid insisted that he record it. "I'd only just finished my album and I didn't want to make promises to the kid so I said sing it yourself!" That song was Mas Que Nada a song that would ignite the career of Jorge Ben in Brasil and later Sergio Mendes globally and bring a new kind of upbeat swing that many people still think is bossa nova but at the time was considered the antithesis of it! Orlann's career never really took off despite hundreds of cover versions of his songs, and he ended up as a key member of Ed Lincoln's seminal group for a decade or so before becoming a principally session player. This show features cool cuts from Orlann's early LPs along with tracks where he's the percussionist, some covers by other artists and the classic clavinet and rhodes fest that is the 1977 album recorded with Joao Donato. Brazil by Orlandivo! 1. Eu Nao Vou Mais - Ed Lincoln 2. Beleza Nao Vai Embora - Orlann Divo 3. Samba Toff - Orlann Divo 4. Palladium - Orlandivo 5. Faz de Conta - Orlann Divo 6. Cochise - Ed Lincoln 7. Samba no Japao - Orlann Divo 8. Peixeiro - De Savoya Combo 9. Onde Anda O Meu Amor - Orlandivo 10. Saudade Solidao Pra Mim- Orlann Divo & Ed Lincoln 11. Palladium - Tamba 4 12. E Samba - Orlann Divo 13. Tamanco no Samba - Aquarius 14. Deixa a Nega Gingar - Orlann Divo 15. Os Caras Querem - Wilson das Neves
Avolta Jr - Brazil Funky Bits!.mp3
Avolta Jr - Brazil Funky Bits!
6/16/2006 (18.20 MB)
A big obrigadao to everyone listening to Avolta podcasts - growing at such at a rate that we just added a new load of bandwidth to cope with the number of subscribers. A big abracao as well to all those who emailed about the shows - keep the messages coming! This show is a collection of recently collected funky bits with nothing particular in common except they are rare, gorgeous and funky just as we like it! Lost tracks by Os Originais do Samba, funkster Helio Matheus, Japanese faves Edgar e Os Tais, a super rarity from Azymuth, croosever soul/pop/bossa from Trio Esperanca, Golden Boys, Marcos Samm and Tom & Dito. Mid 70s funk from drummer Chico Batera and funky samba from the ever awesome Trio Mocoto, Claudia and Os Novos Crioulos. Enjoy Brazil Funky Bits! 1. Os Originais do Samba - Tenha Fe Pois Amanha Um Lindo Dia Vai Nascer 2. Edgar e Os Tais - Estou Dez Anso Atrasado 3. Novos Crioulos - SAmba Da Uniao 4. Helio Matheus - Eu Reu, Me Condeno 5. A Turma Do Embalo - Nem Vem Que Nao Tem - Bye Bye 6. Tom & Dito - 20 Meninas 7. Chico Batera - Oxossi 8. Azymuth - Zombie 9. Trio Esperanca - Visitante K.O.Z.E 10. Trio Mocoto - Na Tonga do Mironga Do Kabulete 11. Golden Boys - Avenida Atlantica 12. Claudia - Macumba 13. Marcos Samm - De Esquina em Esquina 14. Grupo Ebano - Pe No Chao
Avolta Jr - Brazil By Donato!.mp3
Avolta Jr - Brazil By Donato!
6/5/2006 (18.72 MB)
Finally Avolta Jr office is back online and this show is a special on Joao Donato who Avolta Jr spent a week with in London, England, the first that JD had been there since 1965 with Astrud Gilberto! Donato's career and influence have been so long and varied that it's impossible to distill the essence in one show so maybe there'll be more soon? We start with a couple of tracks from boy genius sanfonista - this choppy accordion style mixed with 'modern' stan kenton chords became the basis for bossa nova, as played by Donato's best pal Joao Gilberto. But Donato had no idea what the bossa nova was - he was living in the USA, but finally got work playing Brasilian music thanks to the sound he helped create in the 50s! Early days in the US had Donato playing with Mongo Santamaria when he left Cal Tjader to go out on his own. A super rare treat from the Osaka Expo 70 Lp with Sergio Mendes created Bossa Rio features here alongside other rarities like Moco Menino with Lisa Ono, Amazon River with Paulo Andre Barata, Eu Quero Um Samba with early 50s group Os Namorados, an early sign of his arranging genius from a 1962 Tito Puente group and a killer Black Rio sound version of Desafinado with Erasmo Carlos, and the hard to find Mulher de 15 Metros instrumental track! More shows very soon! Enjoy Brazil by Donato! 1. Os Namorados - Eu Quero Um Samba 2. Bossa Rio - Quem Diz Que Sabe 3. Joao Donato - The Frog 4. Joao Donato e Seu Conjunto - Comigo e Assim 5. Paulo Andre - Amazon River 6. Joao Donato - Pretty Dolly 7. Erasmo Carlos - Deasfinado 8. Fabio Fonseca & Joao Donato - Mulher de 15 Metros 9. Joao Donato - Ahie 10. Joao Donato, Bud Shank & Rosinha da Valenca - Sausalito 11. Sexto Sentido & Joao Donato - Vento no Canavial 12. Tito Puente - Sambaroco 13. Mongo Santamaria - Lucy Cha
Avolta Jr - Brazil Black Rio!.mp3
Avolta Jr - Brazil Black Rio!
5/1/2006 (18.72 MB)
(This is going to be the last show for a couple of weeks as Avolta Jr is moving office and that means getting the wonderful Terra to move the broadband and you know these things take time, but don't worry the shows will be back as soon I can get connected.) Brazil Black Rio! The movement that grew out of the nightclub sambalanco roots of people like Ed Lincoln and along the way picked up some attitude and sounds from the US soul and funk movement. Mona Lisa starts us from Serginho Meriti a Zona Norte singer songwriter who had a few tracks covered by Copa 7 and some great albums under his own name. Then perhaps the best known band from the genre, Banda Black Rio - made up of studio session aces and led by arranger sax player Oberdan Magalhaes who cut his teeth in the Abolicao band with Dom Salvador, Banda Black Rio played weekends on the Morro de Urca in the 70s, the hill next to Pao de Acucar and also backed a lot of artists in the Black Rio period - Vidigal is a classic homage to the favela of the same name. Copa 7 are no less influential, but a much rawer band who rarely left their Zona Norte roots and can still be found playing today in the same Rio suburbs - here they play the band's theme song. Gerson King Combo prided himself on being called the Brazilian James Brown by the man himself but can be a little too 'shouty' for some tastes. Manito's version of the standard Na Baixa do Sapateiro is cult club classic and Som Orlando Silva's Kohoutec (phonetic for Kojak!) is from a stunning funk album the maestro recorded in between sessions for well known pop stars. Cassiano was one of the founders of the Black Rio sound along with Tim Maia and Hyldon (heard here with Azimuth backing) and his disco club track Onda is a killer groove. Marcia Maria brings her hip version of the Leci Brandao underground hit Amigo Branco, and Copa 7 return for their only single Sabada. Finally we finish on the earliest example of the Black Rio sound from 1968, Dom Salvador's heavy attitude Abolicao named after a Zona Norte suburb and also meaning abolition in the end of slavery sense. The title says it all "Som, Sangue e Raca" - Sound, Blood and Race - Brazil Black Rio! 1. Serginho Meriti - Mona Lisa 2. Banda Black Rio - Vidigal 3. Copa 7 - Copa 7 No Samba 4. Gerson King Combo - Uma Chance 5. Manito - Na Baixa do Sapateiro 6. Som Orlando Silva (SOS) - Kohoutec 7. Cassiano - Onda 8. Hyldon - Sabado e Domingo 9. Marcia Maria - Amigo Branco 10. Copa 7 - Sabada 11. Som, Sangue e Raca
Avolta Jr - Brazil Pura Samba!.mp3
Avolta Jr - Brazil Pura Samba!
4/23/2006 (17.58 MB)
This show is dedicated to the roots of modern brazilian music in all it's forms - pure samba. Tracks from the 50s to the late 70s, all of which show the inventiveness and style of one of the world's most enduring musical forms. From the slack lyrics of Nadinha to the gangster samba de breque of Kid Morangueira (Moreira da Silva) and the paulista italian immigrant patois of the awesome Adoniran Barbosa. Leading out is Nadinho da Ilha and Yao, followed Eduardo Gudin a late 60s purist revivalist, then Martinha da Vila with his honey smooth voice and Batuque na Cozinha. Maestro J.T. Mereilles' killer big band version of the classic Tristeza Pe No Chao is followed by one of Adoniran Barbosa's biggest hits, Saudade Maloca. 50s icon Roberto Silva covers Gustavo Miguel's street gang samba noir with it's 'sangue, sangue, sangue (blood, blood, blood) chorus and police siren wails still sounds modern and was covered by Nacao Zumbi in recent years. The Bahian influence is often found in Rio based samba and we couldn't have a show without the Queen of Samba Elza Soares (with Capoeira). Another Bahian, Joao So, has a modern 70s take with his Traffic Samba and the tragic Sandra covers the club hit 'A Sandalia da Nega (aka Arrasta A Sandalia). Sixties purists Os Cinco Crioulos reintroduced the samba de roda and ace drummer Wilson das Neves shows his samba chops on Sa Nega. Mereilles returns with Arrasta a Sandalia (no relation) and Moreira da Silva with his Samba de Breque (Breakdown samba -a tradition of a mini rap in the breaks) song about appearing in the local Criminal Justice Court. Adoniran plays with his southern italian roots on Samba Italiano and from the bizarre Bill Haley presents Lee Jackson, we have the awesome Hard Day's Night in full samba version! Zeca do Trombone and Roberto Sion (WIlson Simonal's brother by the way) finish with Carlos Dafe's wonderful Na Passarela. Brazil Pura Samba! 1. Nadinho da Ilha - Yao 2. Eduardo Gudin - Sem Jeito 3. Martinha da Vila - Batuque na Cozinha 4. Meireles e Sua Orquestra - Tristeza Pe No Chao 5. Adoniran Barbosa - Saudosa Maluca 6. Roberto Silva - O Jornal da Morte 7. Elza Soares - Capoeira 8. Joao So - Samba de Engarrafamento 9. Sandra - A Sandalia da Nega 10. Os Cinco Crioulos - Eu e o Samba 11. Wilson das Neves - Sa Nega 12. Meireles e Sua Orquestra - Arrasta a Sandalia 13. Moreira da Silva - Vara Criminal 12. Adoniran Barbosa - Samba Italiano 13. Lee Jackson - Hard Day's Night 14. Zeca do Trombone & Roberto Sion - Na Passarela
Avolta Jr - Brazil Novelas Vol 2!.mp3
Avolta Jr - Brazil Novelas Vol 2!
4/21/2006 (17.26 MB)
Ah, as telenovelas! Where would we brazilians be without the daily fix of love, murder, intrigue and corruption? The first novelas were on the now defunct TV Tupi and the newly born TV Globo was quick to realise the pulling power of these soaps. Usually each one lasts a few months only, but since the beginning the music in the telenovelas has been a key ingredient to their success. The first novelas on Globo has soundtracks produced in conjunction with Philips Brasil, but Globo soon realised the importance of the sell thru albums (each novela had a 'nacional' and 'internacional' soundtrack, the latter often composed of Brasilian session groups using pseudonyms as well as obscure dutch and belgian artists!) There were some composers who were intrinsically linked to the novelas - Waltel Branco, Jose Briamonte, Nonato Buzar as well as mega stars like Marcos & Paulo Sergio Valle and Antonio Carlos & Jocafi. The role call of singers and musicians though, is immense - Osmar Milito, Carlos Lyra, Tim Maia, Joyce, Azymuth, Ivan Lins, Erasmo & Roberto Carlos, Rita Lee, Joao Donato, Luiz Melodia, are just a few, as well as foreign artists like Marvin Gaye whose Trouble Man soundtrack was used wholesale for the 1975 novela Cavalo de Aco. 1. Waltel Branco - Tema de Abertura ( Assim Na Terra Como No Ceu) 2. Djalma Dias - Quem Mandou (O Bofe) 3. Betinho - Lucia Esparadrapo (O Primeiro Amor) 4. Osmar Milito & Quarteto Forma - O Bofe 5. Jacks Wu - Instantes (O Bofe) 6. Jean Pierre Senastian - Last Tango In Paris (Cavalo de Aco) 7. El Chicles - The Snake (Cavalo de Aco) 8. Conjunto Excelsior (Azymuth) - Superman (Cavalo de Aco) 9. Nonato Buzar - Verao Vermelho 10. Os Devaneios - nao Existe Pecado sul do Ecuador/ Dancin' Days 11. Joao Luiz - Longo do Dior (Selva da Pedra) 12. Osmar Milito & Quarteto Forma -Corpo Sano Em Mente Sa (Selva da Pedra) 13. Nonato Buzar - 100 Milhas (O Donzelo) 14. Marcio Monterroyos - Makaha (Pecado Capital) 15. Osmar Milito - O Primeiro Amor
Avolta Jr - Brazil Novelas Vol 1!.mp3
Avolta Jr - Brazil Novelas Vol 1!
4/19/2006 (19.83 MB)
Ah, as telenovelas! Where would we brazilians be without the daily fix of love, murder, intrigue and corruption? The first novelas were on the now defunct TV Tupi and the newly born TV Globo was quick to realise the pulling power of these soaps. Usually each one lasts a few months only, but since the beginning the music in the telenovelas has been a key ingredient to their success. The first novelas on Globo has soundtracks produced in conjunction with Philips Brasil, but Globo soon realised the importance of the sell thru albums (each novela had a 'nacional' and 'internacional' soundtrack, the latter often composed of Brasilian session groups using pseudonyms as well as obscure dutch and belgian artists!) There were some composers who were intrinsically linked to the novelas - Waltel Branco, Jose Briamonte, Nonato Buzar as well as mega stars like Marcos & Paulo Sergio Valle and Antonio Carlos & Jocafi. The role call of singers and musicians though, is immense - Osmar Milito, Carlos Lyra, Tim Maia, Joyce, Azymuth, Ivan Lins, Erasmo & Roberto Carlos, Rita Lee, Joao Donato, Luiz Melodia, are just a few, as well as foreign artists like Marvin Gaye whose Trouble Man soundtrack was used wholesale for the 1975 novela Cavalo de Aco. 1. Betinho - Alo Rio de Janeiro 2. Marcus Pitter - Panorama Segundo Rodrigo (A Proxima Atracao) 3. Briamonte Orchestra -Zip (A Proxima Atracao) 4. Osmar Milito & Quarteto Forma - America Latina (Selva da Pedra) 5. Nonato Buzar - Irmoes Coragem 6. Azimuth - Voo Sobre o Horizonte ( O Espigao) 7. Angela Valle & Eustaquio Sena - Simone (Selva da Pedra) 8. MPB4 - Quem Vem de La (A Proxima Atracao) 9. Azimuth - Melo da Cuica (Pecado Capital) 10. Conjunto Excelsior (Azymuth) - Iron Horse (Cavalo de Aco) 11. Rita Lee - Agora e Moda (Dancin' Days) 12. Nonato Buzar - Vitoria, Vitoria 13. Ivan Lins - A Proxima Atracao 14. Waltel Blanco - Tema da Zorra (Assim na Terra Como No Ceu) 15. Free Sound Orchestra (Waltel Branco) - Tarcisiu's Theme (Cavalo de Aco)
Avolta Jr - Brazil Old School Classi.mp3
Avolta Jr - Brazil Old School Classics!
4/17/2006 (18.55 MB)
This show is a dig back into some of the more 'obvious' classics of brazilian music - some of them we may have re-discovered so long ago that they become tracks we know and love but never get around to playing out anymore. Sometimes it's just great to go through these things and listen to them again for what they are - pearls of brazilian music history that deserve to be heard again and re-discovered by the next generation- especially in our home country where so many young people don't know anything about the music from this period! Brazil Old School Classics! Edu Lobo's genius scat track Casa Forte kicks off, followed by Elis' wonderful big band rock version of the 50's Jobim classic Estrada do Sol. Jorge Ben is joined by Meireles & Copa 5 for the anthemic Que Pena, Elza Soares joined by master drummer Wilson das Neves on club classic Deixa Isso Pra La. Joao Gilberto whilst living in Mexico recruited his old flat mate Donato to arrange a version of The Frog (O Sapo) (named after Stan Getz's appearance when one too many under the influence!), Marcos Valle's rare single version of his seminal Os Grilos features backing by Eumir Deodato, Mario Telles recording of Berimbau is amongst the first, Donato and his trio stopped over in Brasil from the US for 2 weeks in 1963 and recorded Villa Grazia (later to become Bananeira), Leny Andrade made Durval Ferreira's Estamos Ai her own on her first LP, pre-bossa diva Maysa used Luiz Carlos Vinhas proto Bossa 3 on Carlos Lyra's Voce e Eu. Milton Nascimento's much covered Vera Cruz is followed by Quarteto Em Cy's killer version of Lo Borges' Tudo Que Voce Podia Ser and we end on Sergio Mendes and Brasil 77's version of another Edu Lobo scat bossa classic - the awesome Zanzibar! Brazil Old School Classics!. 1. Edu Lobo - Casa Forte 2. Elis Regina - Estrada do Sol 3. Jorge Ben - Que Pena 4. Elza Soares - Deixa Isso Pra La 5. Antonio Carlos & Jocafi - Voce Abusou 6. Joao Gilberto - O Sapo 7. Marcos Valle - Os Grilos (7" version) 8. Mario Telles - Berimbau 9. Joao Donato e Seu Trio - Villa Grazia 10. Leny Andrade - Estamos Ai 11. Maysa - Voce e Eu 12. Milton Nascimento - Vera Cruz 13.Quarteto em Cy - Tudo Que Voce Podia Ser 14. Sergio Mendes & Brazil 77 - Zanzibar
Avolta Jr - Samba Soul Vol 2!.mp3
Avolta Jr - Samba Soul Vol 2!
3/26/2006 (15.15 MB)
Been a couple of weeks since the last show, so rather than write lots of intros here so I'm gonna do a few catch up shows to post over the next few days. This show is volume 2 of the samba soul theme, starting out with Lady Zu and Toto (not the stadium rock band obviously!) from the soundtrack to the seminal novela Dancin' Days, then Sao Paulo prog rock funksters Som Nosso (de Cada Dia) with the super funky Francois. Pianist Cidinho and Som Tropical (feat. Luiz Vagner) from 1981 with Sarara sem Bandeira, is followed by Serginho Meriti who co-wrote some of the classic Copa 7 tracks. Fnk soul producers extraordinaire Olivetti & Jorge contribute the cool Eva, followed by samba rock producer Tony Bizarro from a rare solo outing and Nao Vai Mudar. We couldn't have a show like this without Tim Maia and Wilson Simonal - Maia singing in english in his best Mick Jagger accent and Simonal covering Jorge Ben's Cuidado Com o Bulldog (later sampled by Chico Science of course). Banda Black Rio wannabes Uniao Black show their funk chops on Black Rio and we outro with the modern Trio Mocoto's version of J.D San & MacDony's curious Dingue Li Bangue! 1. Lady Zu & Toto - Hora de Uniao 2. Som Nosso - Francois 3. Cidinho & Som Tropical - Sarara Sem Bandeira 4. Serginho Meriti - Morena Dengosa 5. Lincoln Olivetti & Robson Jorge - Eva 6. Tony Bizzaro - Nao Vai Mudar 7. Tim Maia - Brother Father Sister Mother 8. Wilson Simonal - Cuidado Com O Bulldog 9. Uniao Black - Black Rio 10. Trio Mocoto - Dingue Li Bangue
Avolta Jr - Brazil Bossa Jazz!.mp3
Avolta Jr - Brazil Bossa Jazz!
3/5/2006 (17.66 MB)
A return to jazz and the 60s on this show. Whilst the cool languid sounds of bossa nova were conquering America and the world, Amercian jazz was getting its own back in Brasil. Amongst the young musicians jazz had always been important, from the influence of Joe Mooney and Stan Kenton on the pre-bossa guys to Horace Silver and the Blue Note sound to the first post-bossa generation. These tracks feature an everchanging and interchangeable line up of musicians such as Dom Salvador, Rubens Bassini, Neco, Waltel Branco, Durval Ferreira, Luiz Carlos Vinhas, Edson Lobo, Tenorio Jr, Edison Machado, Paulo Moura - the list is endless! A Turma do Bom Balanco led by Edison Machado feature jazz accordion on Abondono, jazz meets electric tropicalia with Hermeto Pascoal's Brazilian Octopus, Meirelles took over Dom Um Romao's Copa 3 and as Copa 5 plays the quintessential bossa jazz track, Quintessencia. Paulo Moura's jazz Hepteto play Jobim's Bonita, trumpeter Julinho fronted with Dom Salvador on the latter's Samba em Tres Tempos, Durval Ferreira's hugely influential Os Gatos paired trombone with flutes for the lead on the super catchy Sao Salvador. The great Tenorio Jr only made one legendary album as a jazz leader and his Consolacao is an object lesson in arranging a by then tired standard into something exciting. Rubens Bassini's cover of Art Blakey's cuban influenced Mirage leads into Copa 7 (no relation the later funk band) with Horace Silver's The Gringo. Modal saxophonist Victor Assis Brasil plays it more straight with a cover of Donato's Minha Saudade and Waltel Branco leads an all star big band on Mancini's Dear Heart. Dom Salvador, Edison Machado and Sergio Barroso' version of West Coast bop Fred's Ahead is worthy of the Jazz Crusaders, whilst the show ends with the awesome and ultra rare 7 inch version of Tanganica from Luiz Carlos Vinhas is from 5 years after his LP version and highly infleunced by McCoy Tyner and Art Blakey's afro blues on Blue Note. Brazil Bossa Jazz! 1. A Turma do Bom Balanco - Abondono 2. Brazilian Octopus - Gamboa 3. Meirelles e Os Copa 5 - Quintesssencia 4. Paulo Moura Hepteto - Bonita 5. Julinho - Samba em Tres Tempos 6. Os Gatos - Sao Salvador 7. Tenorio Jr - Consolacao 8. Rubens Bassini - Mirage 9. Meirelles e os Copa 7 - The Gringo 10. Victor Assis Brasil - Minha Saudade 11. Waltel Branco - Dear Heart 12. Salvador Trio - Fred's Ahead 13. Luiz Carlos Vinhas - Tanganica
Avolta Jr - Brazil Krazy Covers Vol.mp3
Avolta Jr - Brazil Krazy Covers Vol 2!
2/27/2006 (16.48 MB)
Welcome to the second instalment of the wonderful world of brazilian krazy cover versions! Most of these beauties are culled from albums recorded to cash in on the internationals hits of the day in order to provide the beautiful young things of Brasil with the perfect party albums. Fair enough I hear you say, except that these guys are the cream of Brazilian musicians of the day, from Cesar Camargo Mariano and Azymuth to ace drummer Wilson das Neves and sambalanco maestro Ed Lincoln (here using his De Savoya surname only). And not content to just play through straight versions of songs by these square gringo 'composers' each tries to add a little bit of madness and originality to the mix. Take das Neves' awesome Pick Up The Pieces with full samba surdo and wonky sax, or the Boogaloo Combo's latin soul version of the Gordon Lightfoot classic, If You Could Read My Mind (no apologies here for including two Average White Band covers and two Boogaloo Combo tracks - or two versions of Jimmy Webb's immortal By The Time I Get To Phoenix!) Lee Jackson was no solo artist but a group made up of latin playboys from Sao Paulo all of who now head up Latin divisions of multinational record companies. Ed Maciel (not to be confused with either of his two other trombone playing brothers also both called, erm... Ed) made a number of 60s party LPs here taking on the Monkees. The wonderfully obscure Brazilian Boys cover Cornelius Brothers & Sister Rose's lovely Too Late To Turn Back Now without understanding a word of English and just making it up phonetically (a recent taxi trip in Rio turned out to be their guitarist driving me!). Some of these tracks were true labors of love however, and both the wonderful Rosinha da Valenca's original take on Summertime and Ana Mazzotti's Azymuth backed version of Eugene McDaniel's Feel Like Making Love stand out. So enjoy Brazil Krazy Kovers Vol 2 - there's plenty more where these came from! 1. Wilson das Neves - Pick Up The Pieces 2. Ed Maciel - A Little Bit Me A Little Bit You 3. De Savoya Combo - Without Her 4. Som Ambiente - By The Time I Get To Phoenix / Shadow of Your Smile 5. Papudinho - By The Time I Get To Phoenix 6. Som Tres - Spooky 7. Rosinha da Valenca - Summertime 8. Boogaloo Combo - If You Could Read My Mind 9. Brazilian Boys - Too Late to Turn Back Now 10. Ana Mazzotti - Feel Like Making Love 11. Lee Jackson - Light My Fire 12. Boogaloo Combo - Put it Where You Want It
Avolta Jr - Brazil Sem Tema!.mp3
Avolta Jr - Brazil Sem Tema!
2/19/2006 (15.91 MB)
No special theme this week, amigos! Just some choice grooves to while away some time wherever you might be listening to this podcast. Also apologies for the mistake in the last broadcast, now rectified so you should get 2 new podcasts with this update. Concrete poet and self taught mad violinist Jorge Mautner starts the show with his original version of Maracatu Atomico, not yet featuring the 'manahmayay' bits that partner Gilberto Gil would later add. Then transported to Pasagarda with nordestino rocker Paulo Diniz and an unusual outing for him, paired here with Joao Donato's inimitable arrangement, then another nordestino singer songwriter Abilio Manoel and A Casa e Sua. Edu Lobo keeps the northeastern flavour for Zum Zum (nothing to do with global Mazda commercials!) and Claudia covers Antonio Carlos & Jocafi's Ossain. Bibi Vogel sings a Marcos Valle track from his and Paulo Sergio's soundtrack from the telenovela Os Ossos do Barao - Mundo em Festa - then Beto Scala and Meio a Meio and Joao So's autobiographical Me Chame Joao So. Another A.C. & Jocafi cover from Djalma Dias (with Brian Ferry-influenced vocals???!!!), this time As Moca da Gamelera. Little known singer Dila ask Como e Que e Bicho? and Jorge Ben gets soft and soulful against fender rhodes raindrops on Negro e Lindo, ending on Jongo Trio's famous version of Aguas de Marco with the opening theme played expertly on the cuica! Enjoy Brasil Sem Tema 1. Jorge Mautner - Maracatu Atomico 2. Paulo Diniz - (Vou Me Embora) Pra Pasagarda 3. Abilio Manoel - A Casa e Sua 4. Edu Lobo - Zum-Zum 5. Claudia - Ossain 6. Bibi Vogel - Mundo em Festa 7. Beto Scala - Meio a Meio 8. Joao So - Me Chame Joao So 9. Djalma Dias - As Moca da Gamelera 10. Dila - Como e Que e Bicho? 11. Jorge Ben - Negro e Lindo 12. Jongo Trio - Aguas de Marco
Avolta Jr - Brazil Summer Samba!.mp3
Avolta Jr - Brazil Summer Samba!
2/8/2006 (15.62 MB)
This show is to cool down that hot summer heat we're currently having here in Rio de Janeiro! Summer Samba tunes - leading with a 70s re-working of Jorge Ben's perennial classic Mas Que Nada by samba soul diva Elza Soares, then maestro Orlando Silveira's SOS Orchestra and Big Splash. Cult songwriter Amado Maita's wonderful Gestos moves into Antonio Carlos & Jocafi's Deus o Salve, typical of the duo's afro tinged funk from their pre-brega days. Jazzers Burnier & Cartier groove with Ai E Que Ta and ex-Fuzi 9 singer Carlos Dafe versions his own Na Passarela, previously recorded to great effect by Nana Caymmi, Nordestino funkster Di Melo (these days singing for his supper in a Sao Paulo churrascaria) asks what would happen if the world ended up in honey, and veteran jazz and show singer Eliana Pittman (grand daughter of Booker T Washington no less) shows off her young 1974 band featuring the great Luiz Vagner on (Vagner's) Vou Pular Neste Carnaval. Erlon Chaves' Banda Veneno covers the huge 1971 hit Menina da Ladeira, Joao Bosco backed by Tamba Trio gives us Casa de Marimbondo, and back to Jorge Ben for his own reworking of Xica da Silva from the seminal Africa Brasil LP. Finally, Joao Donato and Gilberto Gil with a super funky bass line and Patumbalacunde - Enjoy Summer Samba (even if it's winter where you are!)l 1. Elza Soares - Mas Que Nada 2. SOS - Big Splash 3. Amado Maita - Gestos 4. Antonio Carlos & Jocafi - Deus o Salve 5. Burnier & Cartier - Ai E Que Ta 6. Carlos Dafe - Na Passarela 7. Di Melo - Se o Mundo Acabasse em Mel 8. Eliana Pittman - Vou Pular Neste Carnaval 9. Erlon Chaves - Menina da Ladeira 10. Joao Bosco - Casa de Marimbondo 11. Jorge Ben - Xica da Silva 12. Joao Donato - Patumbalacunde
Avolta Jr - Brazil a Go Go!.mp3
Avolta Jr - Brazil a Go Go!
2/2/2006 (16.92 MB)
In the 60s brazilian music crossed over the same as it did in every other country in the world. The influence of the Beatles, Bacharach and soul permeated every aspect of pop music and this period in Brazilian music history threw up some incredible artists and sounds, grabbing the foreign influences but making them deeply brasilian at the same time! Leading off with the Brasilia Modern Six and I Say a Little Prayer, Deny & Dino's version of Shut Up, Eduardo Araujo (& Tim Maia producing) with Boogaloo Down Broadway, Formula 7 double with the global South African hit Pata Pata and Batman theme, Luiz Eca's mexican band A Sagrada Familia get go go on Luiz Carlos Vinha's Ye-me-le, Marcos Valle comes with his seminal 'Mustang Cor de Sangue' followed by tropicalia teen idol Ronnie Von's Contudo Todavia. Cassiano and Os Diagonais reach back to past and the (then) future with their Praca Onze and Batmacumba medley, trumpeter Papudinho goes over Jimmy Webb's By The Time I Get to Phoenix, Vox Populi dial in some spoooky effects for Asteroide Sonoro. Jovem Guarda queen Wanderlea gets mental on Pushing Too Hard, future brega star Fabio admits to loving LSD and finally Raul de Souza meets out the go go punishment on Neil Diamond's killer single Two Beat Manchild! Brasil 1. Brasilia Modern Six - I Say a Little Prayer 2. Deny & Dino - Shut Up 3. Eduardo Araujo - Boogaloo Na Broadway 4. Formula 7 - Pata Pata 5. Formula 7 - Batman 6. Luiz Eca & La Familia Sagrada - Ye-Me-Le 7. Marcos Valle - Mustang Cor de Sangue 8. Ronnie Von - Contado Todavia 9. Os Diagonais - Praca Onze/ Batamacumba 10. Papudinho - By The Time I Get To Phoenix 11. Vox Populi - Asteroide Sonoro 12. Wanderlea - Vou Lhe Contar (Pushing Too Hard) 13. Fabio - Lindo Sonho Delirante (L.S.D) 14. Raulzinho & Impacto 8 - Mundo Louco Two Beat Manchild
Avolta Jr - Brasil Relax!.mp3
Avolta Jr - Brasil Relax!
1/25/2006 (14.52 MB)
If there's something that defines Brazilian music beyond its irresistible beat and gorgeous melodies it must be the incredibly laid back feeling of the both the music makers and the feeling invoked in the listener. Tropical heat and humidity may be the enemies of hard work, but not for these musicians - languidity rules the day! So here we have a show featuring some cool laid back grooves for late night listening or driving the Via Dutra, Rio to Sao Paulo in a purple 1973 Puma! Kicking off with Sebastiao Neto's own version of the Sergio Mendes hit 'After Sunrise' (Tiu Ru Ru), then founding father Johnny Alf's tribute to lesser known end of Copacabana beach, 'Leme'. Marcos Valle sent this musical postcard to Tom Jobim when he was in the States, Gal Costa sings Jorge Ben & Toquinho's classic waiting in the rain love song, 'Que Maravilha' and Djavan does jazzy with Beiral. Funk soul godfather Tim Maia takes the level down a notch with his super slow ans sexy 'Me De Motivo' and Benito de Paula grooves on his 'Fui Sambando, Fui Chegando'. Carlos Lyra's lovely 'Afro-latino' is followed by Bebeto from Tamba Trio and another song that Sergio Mendes made famous outside Brazil - 'Cancao do Nosso Amor' with fellow tamba man Luiz Eca on fender rhodes. Finally, we finish off with more laid back rhodes, this time from the late singer & pianist Ana Mazzotti and her 'Roda Mundo' - Brasil Relax.....! 1.Sebastiao Neto - After Sunrise (Tiu Ru Ru) 2. Johnny Alf - Leme 3. Marcos Valle - Ao Amigo Tom 4. Gal Costa - Que Maravilha 5. Djavan - Beiral 6. Tim Maia - Me De Motivo 7. Benito de Paula - Fui Sambando, Fui Chegando
Avolta Jr - Brazilian Girls Get Funk.mp3
Avolta Jr - Brazilian Girls Get Funky! (Audio fixed!)
1/25/2006 (14.29 MB)
(Low Audio Volume fixed on this show!) This is the first of the new Avolta Jr shows. A mixed bag of funky femvox from well known singers to some very obscure and often overlooked cantoras. Gal Costa doing Caymmi with Joao Donato, Trio EsperanÃa's Evinha singing Marcos Valle's Que Bandeira, the great Claudia with Salve Rainha, cult singer Celia's version of Lo Borges' seminal Para Lennon e McCartney, Elza Soares funked up Salve a Mocidade, Durval Ferreira's mid-70s discovery Sonia Santos with a track arrangement very reminiscent of his work with Ed Lincoln, Nana Caymmi with some gorgeous Fender Rhodes work on Essas Tardes Assim, the phenomonal singer/songwriter Tita scatting along with CÃlia Vaz on Uma Bencao, the nissei Lisa Ono with Donato on his classic Terremoto, and Celeste's version of Paulo Andre's Foi Assim, orginally made famous by a young Fafa de Belem - there you have it - Brazilian Girls get Funky! Saude! Jose Ignacio Jr 1. Evinha - Que Bandeira 2. Claudia - Salve, Rainha 3. Celia - Para Lennon e McCartney 4. Elza Soares - Salve a Mocidade 5. Sonia Santos - A Policia Bateu 6. Nana Caymmi - Essas Tardes Assim 7. Tita feat. CÃlia Vaz - Uma Bencao 8. Gal Costa - Vatapa 9. Celeste - Foi Assim 10.Lisa Ono - Terremoto
Avolta Jr - Brazil Blue!.mp3
Avolta Jr - Brazil Blue!
1/23/2006 (16.50 MB)
avolta - brazil blue! Well, I've been so busy since New Year and life on the beach has taken precedence over many other things like more Avolta Jr podcasts! so by way of apology to those in colder climates needing some bossa warmth, here are some Brazilian january blues tunes from a host of great singers! So here's some saudade para mattar a saudade! Leading off with Erasmo Carlos' bittersweet Mundo Cao, then soul giant Cassiano's Melissa. Claudia sings Arnoldo Medeiros' Amigo with a great jazzy blues 70s band, Copa 7 show their Anseio from the Zona Norte, Ed Motta goes Samba Azul from his recent album on Trama, Doris Monteiro slows down Donato's Lugar Comum to a latin slow funk. Edson Frederico gets all deep and vibey on his fender rhodes with Jobim's lovely Lygia. Emilio Santiago with a 70s big band goes for it on Edson Lobo & Tita's torch song Sessao Das 10 and finally we finish on the younger scion of the caymmi family, Danilo, in a flute'n tribute to the family home on Rua Codajas in Leblon! 1. Erasmo Carlos - Mundo Cao 2. Cassiano - Melissa 3. Claudia - Amigo 4. Copa 7 - Anseio 5. Ed Motta - Samba Azul 6. Doris Monteiro - Lugar Comum 7. Edson Frederico - Lygia 8. Emilio Santiago - Sessao das 10 9. Danilo Caymmi - Codajas
Avolta Jr - Africa Brasil!.mp3
Avolta Jr - Africa Brasil!
12/17/2005 (15.13 MB)
This show features the influence of africa on brasilian pop music. Just like elsewhere in the world in the early 60s there was a rising conciousness among musicians about the roots of the music they played, and as bossa nova became more popular, many returned to the african roots of the samba to add new/old life into the work. . Noriel Vilela was the basso profundo with Nilo Amaro e Seus Cantores de Ebano and made this one deep macumba album with choppy hammond grooves, Helcio Milito took his influence of percussion to his production work on the super rare Krishnanda, a fusion of angola, brasil and india from 1968, Neco's version of Menescal's Adriana keeps the afro 5/4 beat, whilst ace pianist covers the Baden & Vinicius Afro Samba Consolacao in full samba jazz form. One of the deepest small groups Os Ipanemas hit the Congo, whilst Tema 3 play their original Afro. Candomble makes itself felt in the very afro Orquestra Afro-Brasileira and Tire o Calandu and Os Tincoas angolan rhythms with soul harmonies on Atabaque Chora. Jorge Ben's trip to Nigeria in 76 where he met Fela Kuti left this deep impression from the Africa Brasil album about Flamengo no 10 Zico, whilst Helcio Milito and his Tamba crew explore Antonio Carlos & Jocafi's Ossain. Finally pop soul superstar Wilson Simonal joins the black and proud movement with his rousing Africa, Africa!! 1. Noriel Vilela - Saravando Xango 2. Krishnanda - Ritual Negro3. Neco - Adriana 4. Tenorio Jr - Consolacao 5. Os Ipanemas - Congo 6. Tema 3 - Afro 7. Orquestra Afro-Brasileira - Tire o Calundu 8. Os Tincoas - Atabaque Chora 9. Jorge Ben - Camisa 10 da Gavea 10.Tamba - Ossain Bamboxe11. WIlson Simonal - Africa, Africa
Avolta Jr - Os Sanfoneiros!.mp3
Avolta Jr - Os Sanfoneiros!
12/17/2005 (17.56 MB)
Before the ubiquitous status of the acoustic guitar in bossa nova, there was only one instrument that everyone wanted to play - the sanfona! Related to the european accordion and the argentinean bandoneon the sanfona was the featured instrument in musica regional, a kind of folk-cowboy music from the interior of both north and south brasil. Bossa Nova swept the sanfona away almost overnight except for the few practitioners featured in this show, that took the instrument to new jazzy and funky heights. Multi-instrumentalist Sivuca developed his inimitable sanfona and scat vocal style and used it to great effect on many albums - here with Luiz Henrique. This is followed by the young pretender Dominguinhos backing Doris Monteiro on his hit Eu So Quero Um Xodo, then back to roots for forro genius Jackson do Pandeiro's catchy Sebastiana. Joao Donato's odd piano style and rhythm grew out of his first playing accordion and here at 17 years old he leads Os Namorados and then still 16 duets with Luiz Bonfa on Minha Saudade from 1953. Sivuca returns backing Heraldo do Monte (later part of Quarteto Novo with Sivuca doppelganger Hermeto Pascoal) on Orlann Divo's Samba Blim, then on his own Swedish album form 1969. Dominguinhos moved away from tradition to a kind of funk forro fusion and Sivuca plays for Antonio Carlos & Jocafi on Chuculatera, then backs up Marcos Valle on his funky Campina Grande from the album he made with Leon Ware, followed by a super catcht track with Nara Leao on Edu Lobo on Lobo's Repente. Sivuca scatting once more from 1969 on Deodato's Razao de Viver (By the Way) and then back to Dominguinhos for the outro funky number Eu Vou de Banda. Os sanfoneiros add their magic touch to the huge pallette that is brasilian music! 1. Luiz Henrique (w/ Sivuca) - A Trip to Brazil 2. Doris Monteiro (w/ Dominguinhos) - Eu So Quero Um Xodo 3. Jackson do Pandeiro - Sebastiana 4. Os Namorados (w/Donato)- Eu Quero Um Samba 5. Luiz Bonfa (w/ Donato) 6. Heraldo e Seu Conjunto (w/ Sivuca) - Tamanco no Samba (Samba Blim
Avolta Jr - Samba goes Psych!
12/9/2005 (15.51 MB)
This show features the edgy side of samba. Far from the tourist image of carnival or the purist samba of world music labels, there has always existed a wonderful synthesis of samba with other kinds of music, whether it's bossa nova, rock, afro, or in the late 60s and early 70s the influence of blues and psychedelic garage bands. Kicking off with the incredible Oswaldo Nunes a hard core sambista joined for one magic LP by The Pop's a beat group with a penchant for odd cover versions. Next up is Luiz Eca & Sagrada Familia with their take on Jorge Ben's Pais Tropical. Eca was holed up in Mexico in the late 60s with a whole load of other bossa groups and made this record for a Mexican hotel label! The Golden Boys started out as pure doowop but gradually crossed over towards where bossa was meeting rock in the song festivals. Bola 7 spent the 60s and 70s in the US but made this track with amplified guitar sounding almost high life in 1962 in Rio. The awesome samba soul band Fuzi 9 made up of soldiers and featuring Carlos Dafe renders the classic Poeira. Jorge Ben recorded this Vamos Embora Uau with Mereilles, followed by ace drummer Wilson Das Neves and Dom Salvador and Arnoldo Medeiros' Moeda Reza e Cor. Gary McFarland's Fried Bananas gets treatment from Raul de Souza in pre jazz funk days, the great Mereilles arranged Antonio Adolfo's Sa Marina (Pretty World). Producer Durval Ferreira put the seeds of Azymuth together to make this pop hits LP version of Que Maravilha under the name Patropi and the Golden Boys return on this rare Song Festival recording of Antonio Carlos & Jocafi's Hipnose. The show bows out with one time Gal Costa backing group Os Brazoes and the much sampled Jorge Ben / Toquinho track Carolina Carol Bela! 1. Oswaldo Nunes & The Pop's - Ta Tudo Ai 2. Luiz Eca & Familia Sagrada - Pais Tropical 3. Golden Boys - Fumace 4. Bola 7 - Negrito del Batey 5. Fuzi 9 - Poeira 6. Jorge Ben - Vamos Embora Uau 7. WIlson das Neves - Moeda, Reza e Cor 8. Raulzinho & Impact 8 - Fried Bananas 9. Meirelles e sua Orquestra - Sa Marina 10. Patropi - Que Maravliha 11. Golden Boys - Hipnose 12. Os Brazoes - Carolina, Carol Bela
Avolta Jr - Mr Funky Samba!
12/8/2005 (16.63 MB)
whatever you want to call it, samba soul, soul samba, funky samba, it's clear that soul music and its instrumentation of heavy electric bass and funky fender rhodes with stabbing horn sections was as much of an influence on late 60s and 70s samba as jazz and its instruments had been on the previous decade. suddenly, even artists with as deep samba roots as elza soares had crossed the line and were producing albums peppered with funky numbers danceable in nightclubs not just in the 'quadras'. this set leads off with 40s revivalists austro-brazilian jorge mautner and the original version of his seminal maracatu atomico, followed by luiz antonio's take on ivan lins' 1972 hit madalena. jorge ben copyist bebeto's a beleza e voce menina, the rare copa 7 version of leci brandao's amigo branco and os devaneios' embalo diferente are all classic examples of 70s zona norte nightclub baile funk. dila and elza soares (with roberto soares) stand up for the women with two fantastically groovy numbers followed by crooners djalma dias and emilio santiago with antonio carlos & jocafi's as moca da gamalera and jorge ben's faux- english brother respectively, backed up with the cream of mid 70s studio players like joao donato, orlandivo and azymuth. tim maia compadre hyldon has the anthemic hit, guitarras, violinos e instrumentos de samba that is exactly what the title says! this show ends with two old school items, 50's jazz stylist johnny alf with an atypical (for him) mid 70s afro candomble funk featuring alf on electric piano, and erasmo carlos' version of the song that 'invented' bossa nova, jobim's desafinado - here in an extraordinary arrangement led by joao donato and featuring banda black rio! 1. jorge mautner- maracatu atomico 2. aquarius y luiz antonio - madalena 3. bebeto - a beleza e voce menina 4. os devaneios - embalo diferente 5. Copa 7 - amigo branco 6. dila - inez 7. elza soares e roberto soares - o que vem de baixo nao me atinge 8. djalma dias - as moca de gamalera 9. emilio santiago - brother 10. hyldon - guitarras, violinos e instrumentos de samba 11. johnny alf - oxum 12.
Avolta Jr - It's a Crazy Cover Up!
12/8/2005 (17.25 MB)
a show devoted to some truly insane cover versions of songs by the beatles, james brown, herbie hancock, the doobie brothers and even manu dibango! kicking off with drummer wilson das neves' version of the marlene shaw classic california soul we move through os 3 morais' wonderful aquarius from galt mcdermot's hair. this is followed by a beatles couplet, fool on the hill by tema 3 and elis regina's version of golden slumbers. jovem guarda stars leno e lilian show up something stupid whilst not yet jazz funk diva flora purim shows her roots with a piping hava nagila! luiz henrique (who was one of the many people wit a claim to be ex-mr liza minelli) pays tribute with a highly personal interpretation of cabaret from the movie of the same name, deny and dino want us to shut up and conjunto 3d are happily swinging a cheesy gospel tinged version of watermelon man. singer claudia takes the primeval mancini riff and vamps on peter gunn, baile boys the biriba boys get sunny. secret hits band as quente de patropi featuring luiz carlos vinhas break up look of llove and look around. finally moving into the seventies with os incriveis parroted version of i feel good whilst erlon chaves and banda veneno forget that they're playing a doobie brothers tune bang in the middle and pick up on manu dibango's 1972 worldwide hit soul makossa! 1. wilson das neves - california soul 2. os 3 morais - aquarius 3. tema 3 - fool on the hill 4. elis regina - golden slumbers 5. leno e lilian - coisa estupida 6. flora purim - hava nagila 7. deny & dino - shut up 8. conjunto 3d - watermelon man 9. claudia - vai baby (peter gunn) 10. biriba boys - sunny 11. as quentes do patropi - look of love/look around 12. os incriveis - i feel good (i got you) 13. erlon chaves e banda veneno - long train runnin'/soul makossa
Avolta Jr - Tim Maia Disco Club Especial!
12/8/2005 (22.96 MB)
this show features the work of brazilian soul legend tim maia, from the early 70s through the mid 80s including the great period of work when tim was the main income generator for the cult of energia racional (rational energy) and its 'bible' o universo em desencanto (universe in disenchantment). after starting out in a loose group which included other tijuca luminaries jorge ben , erasmo and roberto carlos, tim took off for europe and the usa for much of the 60s. in the states he was briefly in a vocal soul group and was imprisoned in florida for a minor infraction. it was there that he soaked up the black consciousness and immersed himself in the soul music beloved by his fellow inmates. in the late 60s he returned to brazil where he wrote, arranged and produced a northern soul album fronted by his friend eduardo araujo(a onda e boogaloo) before being 'discovered' by nelson motta who got elis regina to cover 'these are the songs'. this led to tim getting his own deal with philips and the beginning of the nascent zona norte black rio/samba soul movement (already well underway underground) going ipanema mainstream. throughout his career he was troubled with substances but his brief two year stint with the energia racional produced two drug-free gems of incredible funk that tim later would dismiss despite their legendary status amongst collectors and brazilian underground funk djs. tim ended his career suddenly on stage on night doing what he loved best - performing some of the most soulful music brazil ever produced! 1. gostava tanto de voce 2. i don't know know what to do with myself 3. risos 4. marcio leonardo e telmo 5. ela partiu 6. over again 7. terapeutico do grito 8. venha dormir em casa 9. rational culture 10. que legal 11. o descobridor dos sete mares
Den NC USA
February 11, 2015
AWESOME MIXES OF BRAZILIAN MUSIC!
Hey, music fans,
DJ Avolta Jr has mixed up some massive mixes, and they cover all the funky and frenetic genres of pop Brazil that you could never know about otherwise.
In effect, this is a RIO DISCO of sometime ... that you might go into and dance your ass off.
I'm from USA, and my fantasy is to go to Brazil when I was young and single. Too late for me.
But maybe, not too late for you.
AVOLTA JR. is the bomb, bursting WITHOUT COMMENTARY big mixes of music YOU WANT TO HEAR.
This great bunch of music mixes make me want to go to the DISCO with Carmen Miranda and make a big scene.
Enjoy, and enjoy and enjoy. It's all here, for free. Contribute to archive.org if you want to. Too bad I don't have a Caipirinha and a sexy partner to dance along to this mastermixing with.
Thanks, Avolta Jr. for sharing with the world! See you in Rio!
Den NC USA